Environmental Economist Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) in Milan

Luis Sarmiento is renowned for his expertise in environmental economics, causal inference, and energy modeling. At BBS, he imparts critical knowledge through the course ‘Environmental Economics and Policy,’ part of the Executive Master in Sustainability Transition Management.

Professor Sarmiento’s academic journey is marked by a Doctorate in Economics from the Berlin Institute of Technology, where he graduated summa cum laude. His professional career is rich with contributions to the field of environmental economics. Currently, he is Environmental Economist at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) in Milan. His previous roles include a Post-Doc at the same institution and a position as a Research Associate at the German Institute of Economic Research and the Hertie School of Governance.

Professor Sarmiento’s research delves into the intricate relationships between the environment, energy transition, digitalization, and environmental justice, focusing on policies to reduce environmental externalities in urban areas and foster North America’s energy transition.

Internationally, Luis Sarmiento is recognized for his contributions to various conferences and collaborations, highlighting his global perspective and commitment to addressing climate change and environmental challenges. His publications in esteemed journals reflect his dedication to advancing the fields of environmental and energy economics.


The course will offer students a multidimensional perspective on the dynamic links between human societies and the environment, using insights from environmental, resource, and ecological economics. The course will particularly focus on climate change and the associated societal responses, spanning multiple methodologies and approaches. At the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of sustainability issues, the methods to study them, and the policies to address them.

Sustainability Transition Management